Attention, aspiring sugar plum fairies and dancing mice. The Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance’s 27th presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, “The Nutcracker,” is just around the corner.

Auditions will be held in the TJC dance studio (Room 125) located in the Ornelas Health and Physical Education Center, located at the corner of Apache Pass and Palmer Avenue on the college’s main campus.

More than 100 roles are open for ages ranging from 6 through adult.

Audition times are:

10-10:45 a.m.: Ages 6-8
11 a.m.-noon: Ages 9-11
Noon-2 p.m.: Ages 12+ (Ladies on pointe will stay the entire time)
2-3 p.m.: Adults/teens interested in party scene

Performances will be Friday-Sunday, Dec. 4-6, in Wise Auditorium on the TJC main campus.

For more information, contact Carolyn Hanna, academy director, at 903-510-2483 or by email at